Please note
2019 dates are still to be confirmed.
Please confirm with the event organiser before making any travel plans relating to this event.

About the Festival of Chariots

The Festival of Chariots is an amazing East-meets-West cultural experience and everyone is welcome.

The festival offers you the opportunity to explore and appreciate a culture and lifestyle that is friendly to oneself, others and the environment. It makes a fun day out for the whole family.

The parade is the highlight of the festival, hundreds of festival-goers from all over South Africa will hand pull the 20 meter- colourful wooden chariot bearing the figures of Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra down the streets of Seapoint. The procession is accompanied by melodious singing and dancing. The traditional Jagannath Festival of Chariots is a celebration over 5000 years old, observed in the ancient holy city of Jagannath Puri in India, making it the oldest street festival in the world.

What else can we see at the Festival?
• Live performances featuring classical dance, music and dramas
• Famous Hare Krishna food for all tastes
• Books for the seeker
• Discourses by Spiritually enlightened practitioners
• Exotic imported clothing and books
• Henna tattoos and face painting

To avoid disappointment it is advisable to book your accommodation well in advance for this event. Visit the Sea Point Accommodation pages to find guest houses, hotels and self catering places to stay and for additional info about Sea Point which includes attractions, restaurants and things to do, see Sea Point Info.

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WhenTo be confirmed - December 2019

OvernightStay nearby in Sea Point, in Cape Town

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